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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Guest: the Sea Serpent


From: CS Lewis' The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The quote: . . .  at last they were seeing what so many people have foolishly wanted to see -- the great Sea Serpent.

The difference: The Sea Serpents in the 2010 movie were really breathtaking. The picture here above follows the text more closely for comparison. In Lewis' novel, this is just an intermediate episode, it doesn't play the role of the grand final. The beast's horror consists in its cold, cruel dullness rather than in special effects; that's often the horror of everyday life.